My first post on these boards, please be gentle...
I am based in the UK, living in west sussex, a place called worthing. I own a plot of land near a local village called Findon and am looking seriously at building what i hope will become one of the UK's best venues, but i would like to tap some of the great knowledge i see on these boards.
I have been racing nearly 10 years, so am quite familiar with the local tracks and clubs and to be honest very much believe there is room for something better. I have a 5 acre plot set aside for this venture (very nice inheritance) which may turn into off road in the other corner aswell, (thats whole other thread).
I have contacts with the local councils and have approached them with the idea, and they seem very receptive, it has gotten to the point were i have been granted initial permission pending detailed plans, so it is a done deal.
I think i have the construction sorted, i have a very good friend who owns a ground working company willing to sort the groundwork out, and he apparently has the right contacts with the asphalt men too.
My question really relates to track layout, i have no clue how to design the track to be fast, yet flow nicely corner to corner and have decent overtaking opportunities without being so fast everywhere that only the top motors will win. The area I have planned for the track is a large rectangle, 60 meters long by 40 meters wide, i would like a 4 meter lane all round with a suitably positioned pit lane. The track doesn't have to fill the whole area, but i am trying to allow for 1/10th electric up to 1/8th gas.
If someone can come up with a good design for me to either give me ideas or the complete design I am willing to name the track after them, i.e. the Jack Masters Raceway or similar.
So, lets see what you have guys, and feel free to drop me any helpful hints, I'm hoping to get this thing completed by november, or at least just awiting asphalt by then, and drop the asphalt on it early next year.
Oh, i was thinking a track with grass sections around the layout rather than a flat lump of tarmac...